Paul Bybell, 97, of Coaldale, PA died on Monday, August 27, 2018 in Coaldale. He was the husband of the late Marie (nee Sotak) Bybell who died February 12, 2002. Born in Coaldale on September 12, 1920, Paul was a son of the late Andrew and Mary (nee Matika) Bybell. A 1938 graduate of the former Coaldale High School, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University in 1951. During World War II, Paul was stationed in the Pacific as a member of the U.S. Navy. He worked for the Atlas Powder Company in Reynolds, PA; ICI in Wilmington, DE; and Tyler Corporation in Dallas, TX. Paul was a member of St. Mary Russian Orthodox Church in Coaldale. He is survived by sons, Daniel Bybell and his wife, Pamela of Medford, Massachusetts and David Bybel of Santa Clara, CA; daughter, Paula Reilly of Dallas, TX; grandchildren, Danica, Grace, Brett, and Xena; and sister, Eve Dempsher of Bethlehem, PA. Paul was predeceased by brothers, Peter, John, Stephen, Andrew, Gregory, and William. Panachida will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, September 1 at the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home, 500 East Broad Street, Tamaqua with The Very Rev. James P. Weremedic officiating. Parastas will be held at 7:30 PM on Friday, August 31 at the funeral home. Call 7-9 PM on Friday, August 31 and 10-11 AM Saturday, September 1 at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.zgfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.
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